Why You Should Never Skip A Monday Workout
If you’ve had a lazy weekend spent on the sofa, then getting pumped up for a Monday workout is going to be tricky. This sleepy mode carries on throughout the day at work, as you trawl through the internet and do everything possible apart from doing what you should be.
When 5pm comes around you decide to sack off the gym and head straight home. Before you know it, it’s now Thursday and you still haven’t done any exercise. “Might as well wait until next Monday to start again as it’s almost the weekend”, you tell yourself.
Does this sound familiar? Well, all your problems can be traced back to Monday. No matter how much you try and convince yourself to skip the gym, don’t give in. Working out on a Monday will quickly become a routine and you’ll be able to carry this momentum throughout the week. Huffington Post lists seven great reasons why it’s more than worth it:
1. You’re More Likely To Workout The Rest Of The Week
Hello, clean slate. Exercising on Mondays can get the ball rolling for your workout routine. “There’s something about starting on a Monday that makes you feel like you’re off to the right start,” says Gretchen Rubin, author of New York Times bestseller Better Than Before, which advises on how to master daily habits. “This idea of ‘don’t break the chain’ is really powerful.”
2. You’ll Smile More
Got a case of the Mondays? You’re not alone. Research shows that the average office worker doesn’t crack a smile until 11:16 a.m. But exercise could help you beat those Monday blues.
Think of Monday as the first piece of a jigsaw – without it, it’s hard to get it right, but once it’s in place you can see the bigger picture much more clearly.
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About Matt Lawson Matt Lawson is a UK based sports journalist who covers all the latest football (soccer) news and matches for the Press Association. A keen Newcastle United fan, Matt is usually found either watching or playing the beautiful game.